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October 7, 2014

SCHOOL SUPPLIES: BOXED WINE

We’re BIG fans of the bag-in-box format, and our selection right now is top notch with the addition of these three new guys! If you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet, here are some of the benefits:

  • Once you open a box, it will stays fresh for a month or more. The wine is vacuum packed in a bag inside of the box, and the spout is air tight. Drink what you want, drink a little more, and save the rest for later.
  • Each box contains four bottles worth of wine. Since the cost of expensive-to-ship glass is negated, boxes generally costs a fraction of the price that comparable wine costs in a 750 mL 
  • Lighter to ship, easier to recycle, less waste all around- boxes are super eco-friendly. Mother Earth needs all the help she can get. 

BRIDGE LANE RED BLEND, NORTH FORK 2012

46% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec from the North Fork of Long Island. On the fuller side of medium-bodied and surprisingly nuanced, with notes of cedar and black cherries, and a long, spicy finish. Drink local!!! $44

CUBI ROUGE, VIN DE FRANCE 2013

A blend of Syrah and Carignan hailing from beautiful Corbieres, where Benedictine monks started making wine at the Abbeye of Saint Eugenie soon after its founding in the year 817. Dark fruit, balanced acidity, and impressive structure. Bring on the Fall! $32

CUBI BLANC, VIN DE FRANCE 2013

Hailing from Gascony (Armagnac country), this bright, exuberant Sauvignon Blanc is almost too easy to drink, if there was such a thing. Bright, lip-smacking acidity is balanced by subtle tropical fruit and steely minerality. $32

September 30, 2014

Absolutely!

September 23, 2014

A Guide To Drinking Wine At Home
by Eric Asimov

August 19, 2014

Things that were lost are now found. 
Chateau de l”Eperonniere Cremant de Loire 2009, $23
Olga Raffault Chinon Rosé 2013, $19
Domaine le Fay d’Homme Vincent Caillé La Part du Colibri Cot 2012, $14

Things that were lost are now found. 

Chateau de l”Eperonniere Cremant de Loire 2009, $23

Olga Raffault Chinon Rosé 2013, $19

Domaine le Fay d’Homme Vincent Caillé La Part du Colibri Cot 2012, $14

August 8, 2014

A Dinner Party in Italy

We helped our friends at Quinciple with some dinner party planning this week! Get cooking and drinking, people!

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Got plans this weekend? How about a dinner party.

Before you balk at the idea of slaving away in the kitchen all day, consider our knockout menu below, which channels the salty breezes of coastal Italy while keeping your legwork to a minimum.

We’ve also picked out some wine and put together a playlist for you; all that’s left is to raise a glass and eat up! 

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July 4, 2014

NEVER FEAR!
We’re here for ya ‘til eleven pm!
And Matt’s delivering after 5, if your BBQ runs dry…

NEVER FEAR!

We’re here for ya ‘til eleven pm!

And Matt’s delivering after 5, if your BBQ runs dry…

June 3, 2014

Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words. -Plautus
It’s our 6th Birthday! Thank you all for your incredible support and friendship over the last 6 years. We couldn’t celebrate this milestone without you. Today we raise a glass of Champagne to our friends and neighbors, near and far, who make all of our celebrations so much sweeter.  Dandy truly loves you!

Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words. -Plautus

It’s our 6th Birthday! Thank you all for your incredible support and friendship over the last 6 years. We couldn’t celebrate this milestone without you. Today we raise a glass of Champagne to our friends and neighbors, near and far, who make all of our celebrations so much sweeter.  Dandy truly loves you!

April 23, 2014

March 30, 2014

Staff picks!

Let’s get this party started riiiiiiiiight!

March 26, 2014

NEW FROM BORDEAUX
Bordeaux is the world’s largest quality wine producing region on the planet, and we’ve recently acquired 5 new bottles from the storied (and confusing) Gironde! Let’s break it down…
Chateau de Monrepos Grand Bordeaux 2011: A generous oak barreling gives this dark blend of 75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc a smooth, concentrated, vanilla-laden finish.  Red velvet cake, baby. $12
Chateau la Haute Claymore Lussac-Saint-Emilion 2009: This rIght bank Merlot/Cabernet Franc blend from a banging vintage is rife with bold plum and raspberry fruit and touches of cocoa, tobacco, and green bean. A steal. $20
Chateau du Champ des Treilles Sainte-Foy Grand Vin 2011: Corine and Jean-Michel Comme “let nature be their guide” on their Sainte-Foy property, one of the first to be certified organic in the region.  Employing hand harvesting, native yeasts, zero sulfur, and “hands off” vineyard practices, they create wines that are true to the varietals and terroir. Their Grand Vin is 50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Petit Verdot. $24
Clos Magne Figeac Saint-Emilion 2010: A gorgeous Merlot and Cabernet Franc blend from a vineyard that’s been in the same family for over 500 years. Black currant, spicy cedar, crushed forest fruit, and the softest tannins.  Blue cheese and steak, please and thanks. $30
Chateau Aney Cru Bourgeois Haut-Medoc 2010: Another stunner from beloved importer Kermit Lynch! Classy left bank Cru Bourgeois- 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot. Finessed and balanced, aged in old oak barrels… drinks great now with a little decanting but will age beautifully. $36
Chateau Carbonnieux Pessac-Leognan Grand Cru Classe de Graves Blanc 2010: We were instantly in love with this dreamy Bordeaux Blanc and just had to have it. The vineyard was founded in the 13th century by Benedictine Monks, making it one of the oldest estates in the region. This Cru Classe is 65% Sauvignon Blanc and 35% Semillon. White peaches, nectarine, honeysuckle, and preserved lemon, with the minerality we always look for in French whites… truly exceptional.  $54

NEW FROM BORDEAUX

Bordeaux is the world’s largest quality wine producing region on the planet, and we’ve recently acquired 5 new bottles from the storied (and confusing) Gironde! Let’s break it down…

Chateau de Monrepos Grand Bordeaux 2011: A generous oak barreling gives this dark blend of 75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc a smooth, concentrated, vanilla-laden finish.  Red velvet cake, baby. $12

Chateau la Haute Claymore Lussac-Saint-Emilion 2009: This rIght bank Merlot/Cabernet Franc blend from a banging vintage is rife with bold plum and raspberry fruit and touches of cocoa, tobacco, and green bean. A steal. $20

Chateau du Champ des Treilles Sainte-Foy Grand Vin 2011: Corine and Jean-Michel Comme “let nature be their guide” on their Sainte-Foy property, one of the first to be certified organic in the region.  Employing hand harvesting, native yeasts, zero sulfur, and “hands off” vineyard practices, they create wines that are true to the varietals and terroir. Their Grand Vin is 50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Petit Verdot. $24

Clos Magne Figeac Saint-Emilion 2010: A gorgeous Merlot and Cabernet Franc blend from a vineyard that’s been in the same family for over 500 years. Black currant, spicy cedar, crushed forest fruit, and the softest tannins.  Blue cheese and steak, please and thanks. $30

Chateau Aney Cru Bourgeois Haut-Medoc 2010: Another stunner from beloved importer Kermit Lynch! Classy left bank Cru Bourgeois- 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot. Finessed and balanced, aged in old oak barrels… drinks great now with a little decanting but will age beautifully. $36

Chateau Carbonnieux Pessac-Leognan Grand Cru Classe de Graves Blanc 2010: We were instantly in love with this dreamy Bordeaux Blanc and just had to have it. The vineyard was founded in the 13th century by Benedictine Monks, making it one of the oldest estates in the region. This Cru Classe is 65% Sauvignon Blanc and 35% Semillon. White peaches, nectarine, honeysuckle, and preserved lemon, with the minerality we always look for in French whites… truly exceptional.  $54